IRB instructs Uber, Grabcar drivers to declare income

MELISSA DARLYNE CHOW


KUALA LUMPUR: All Uber and Grabcar drivers, including those who drive on a part-time basis, need to declare their income through their applications to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

However, IRB Chief Executive Officer Datuk Sabin Samitah said the income would only be taxable if it exceeds RM30,000 a year, even after including their fixed income and other sources of income.

“We have no trouble identifying Uber and Grabcar drivers in this country. IRB can order both companies to surrender details of each driver.

“This includes all transactions and income generated,” he said when met after a high tea with the media this evening.

On another matter, IRB said it collected RM114 billion in direct taxes last year.

It aims to collect a higher amount of RM127.7 billion this year with the focus on the services and manufacturing sectors.